Carpool Karaoke reviews highlight what’s wrong with Apple’s original shows

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Carpool Karaoke hasn't been the smash hit Apple may have hoped for.
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Apple is 0-2 when it comes to critical acclaim for its original series, after early reviews for its Carpool Karaoke spinoff show have been largely negative. The show debuted this week for Apple Music subscribers.

While it’s still early days for Apple’s original content, between this and Planet of the Apps, things aren’t exactly looking good!

4K Apple TV seemingly confirmed by HomePod leak

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Apple TV might finally get 4K.
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The next generation Apple TV could be unveiled later this year, based on the latest leak from Apple’s unreleased HomePod.

Code for Apple’s leaky smart speaker reveals that the new Apple TV might finally gain 4K support and it will support two of the biggest formats for super high def video.

LG Display to invest billions to beat Samsung in OLED production

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Apple and LG teamed up to make this gorgeous display.
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LG Display plans to take on Samsung in the battle to be Apple’s number one supplier of OLED display panels.

According to a new report, LG will invest $13.5 billion into the production of OLED screens over the next few three years in order to make a stronger play in the smartphone display market.

Verizon CEO reveals plan to launch TV streaming service

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Verizon has a massive platform for video content.
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Once Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo finally gets completed this summer, a new TV streaming service could roll out to customers shortly after.

The news that Verizon is planning to enter the highly competitive streaming TV market was revealed today by the company’s CEO Lowell McAdam, who says the platform will be a great place to test out an over-the-top service.

HBO plans to pull its shows off Amazon Prime next year

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You'll have to subscribe to HBO Now to see Game of Thrones.
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The battle for video streaming supremacy is already turning allies into rivals.

After making some of its best shows available on Amazon Prime since 2014, HBO revealed today that it does not plan to renew its licensing pact with Amazon once it expires next year.

Apple slashes commissions for App Store referrals

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Apple is cut affiliates' pay.
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